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West Hollywood partners for holiday toy and food drives

WEST HOLLYWOOD — The city and the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station are partnering to help give back to people in need this holiday season.

The 25th annual West Hollywood Toy and Food Drive will be accepting donations until Dec. 23, with the goal of providing up to 900 families with meals and gifts.

For the past 25 years, the contributions of local businesses and individuals have helped provide more than 5,550 local families with food and gifts in the spirit of the holiday season.

The West Hollywood Food and Toy Drive provides families with a holiday meal and two toys for every child in the family. The cost to help one family is $65; this can go up to helping as many as 10 families for $575.

New unwrapped toys are also needed, as well as clothing, store coupons, and discount cards.

Monetary donations can be made at the cashier’s window at West Hollywood City Hall, 8300 Santa Monica Blvd.

The city also is taking part in AIDS Project Los Angeles’ food drive across Los Angeles County, welcoming donations of non-perishable food and personal hygiene items to persons living with HIV/AIDS.

The city is hosting a donation bin through Dec. 31 at City Hall.

Donations will supplement groceries available through AAIDS Project Los Angeles’ Vance North Necessities of Life Program. Individuals are encouraged to purchase and donate any of the following non-perishable or personal items: whole-grain cereal; canned meats; canned fruits and vegetables; chicken or vegetable stock; peanut butter; cooking oils; non-perishable juices (100-percent juice); evaporated milk; coffee and teas; and personal hygiene items, such as toothpaste, shaving cream, shampoo and mouthwash.

For details, including a downloadable shopping checklist and additional food-drive drop-off locations, please visit www.apla.org/fooddrive.

Information: Derek Murray at dmurray@weho.org or at (323) 848-6478.


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